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Friday, May 10, 2013

Yale meets Penn State in NCAA Lacrosse tournament; capsule preview

Yale at Penn State
When: Today, 2:30 P.M.
Records: Yale 11-4; Penn State 12-4

Yale celebrates after winning
the Ivy League title last week

Scouting Yale: The Bulldogs are making their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Yale earned a berth in the field by winning the Ivy League tournament last weekend at Ithaca, N.Y. The Bulldogs defeated Penn (9-6) and Princeton (12-8) in the tourney.Yale is a strong defensive squad having allowed as many as a dozen goals only once this season. Brandon Mangan leads Yale with 35 goals and Conrad Overbeck has 32.
Scouting Penn State: The Nittany Lions earned their first berth in the NCAA tournament since 2005 with an at-large bid after losing in the finals of the CAA tournament 11-10 to Towson. Penn St. appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2003 and 2005, but didn’t make it out of the first round. This season, the Lions turned in the most wins in school history (12), the longest winning streak (10) and their first undefeated conference campaign.
Up next: The winner of Saturday’s game will travel to Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. to face the winner of the Syracuse-Bryant game. SU owns the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament. TJ Sanders has a team-leading 42 goals and Jack Forster has 40.
— Bill Cloutier

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